Shall-Lay 12×8 Chicken Run Plan

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12x8 chicken run


Chicken coop overview


The 12’x8’ Shall-Lay Chicken Run is a split-level chicken sanctuary and enclosed aviary. This is not only a great looking structure but a functional one that provides a safe haven for as many as 15 chickens. A full sized door leads into the wire-meshed aviary for easy cleaning and maintenance while convenient doors on the front and sides of the nesting boxes make it easy for the hatchling, collecting eggs, and cleaning. The house provides 32 sq. ft. of floor space not counting the nesting boxes and a ladder leads chickens down to 96 sq. ft. of free space to roam inside the protected wire-meshed aviary. This structure provides a healthy living environment for the chickens as well as safety from predators. The construction is top-quality, and the gable roof is strong enough to support a solar panel for electricity. The Shall-Lay chicken run offers maximum protection for the flock and is a solid investment.



Type Chicken run Door size (in.) 83,75×42,5

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12x8 chicken run plan


Premium Plan Description


The 12’x8’ Shall-Lay chicken run’s plan has a medium skill level. It utilizes a step by step instruction manual that makes the process of construction easy and fun. The directions are written in a way that’s easy to understand and read, and they provide the correct construction techniques that ensure a quality structure. The plan is designed with additional steps with important information like the size to cut the lumber, how to construct the frame, build the gable roof, side the house, and install the wire-meshed aviary. Beautifully designed 2D/3D pictures display the overall dimensions, layout, and rough openings, as well as every other component of the chicken run. The Shall-Lay’s plan is downloaded in PDF format and provides detail for those who might be doing this project for the first time.



Siding blueprints

Predator-proof construction

No pro tools required

No special skills needed

Instructions for nesting boxes

Instructions for doors

Durable design

Optimal material costs


FAQs & Answers


1. Do I need a permit to build a chicken coop?

A: In most cases, local regulations stipulate buildings that are over 100sqft require a permit, chicken coops included. If your coop is under a 100sqft, chances are you don’t need one.

2. Can I legally have chickens in my backyard?

A: Most bylaws and regulations stipulate that where chickens are allowed, a required distance between your neighbor’s property line and the coop needs to be enacted.  

3. How much does it cost to build a chicken coop?

A: This depends on the type, style, and size of the chicken coop. For smaller coops 100sqft and under, you can expect to pay between $500 and $1000, and for larger coops 200sqft and more, you can expect to pay between $1500 to $4000.

4. How long can my chicken live in a chicken run?

A: The life expectancy for most standard chicken breeds is about 8 to 15-years inside a spacious chicken run. Some chickens have been known to live about 20 years inside of a chicken run. 

5. Can I use my chicken run in the winter?

A: You can use your chicken run in the winter, but it’s important to install approved insulation and heat lamps for the chickens and to keep their water supply from freezing.

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